Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mecca Munchies

Lunch today was courtesy of Mecca Cosmetics who invited me to the newly-refurbished Centennial Parklands Restaurant in Sydney to take part in a panel discussion about the future of the natural beauty industry. And before you ask 'what do you know about the natural beauty industry' I'll tell you. Not much. But I do know that I applied 26 lotions and potions from shampoo and toothpaste to moisturiser and lipstick before I left home this morning and that can't be a good thing. We need to consume not just green but less.

Zucchini frittata with tomato relish

Boccocini cheese with fresh tomato and chives

spicy chicken on eggplant puree and yoghurt

Pimms and lemonade

champers daahlink of course!

salad of ruby grapefruit, blood orange and grilled salmon

sourdough bread with olive oil and balsamico

green leaf salad

chocolate brownies with candied orange slices

mini strawberry and cream pavlovas

Sadly I did not get to try these, doh! 


  1. If you ever need a companion to one of these events...I'm your girl....the food, beautiful :-)

  2. Would have been a very interesting discussion. Looks like a great spread!

  3. ooooh i would of liked to weigh in on that discussion! and shovel some of that yummy food porn into my mouth as well!

  4. Loving the combo of brownie and candied orange, and I am not really a sweet tooth. Not much into cosmetics myself, but the idea of more Earth-conscious shampoos etc is a good one, and worthy of a delicious lunch and informative chat!

  5. Hi Amanda,
    It would be a delight to have you as a partner in crime one day! Indira
    It was an interesting discussion. Other panellists were Jane Caro of Gruen Transfer fame, Steve Bennett the founder of the Country Road clothing range and Jason Kimberley, environment educator.
    Hi suziwong66,
    it was a very fiesty discussion if somewhat hypocritic on my behalf. There I was wearing my 26 creams telling everyone to consume less!I am seeking help at C.A (Cosmaholics Anonymous) Indira.
    Hi Coby,
    Yes ironic that while we gorged on these delights we talked about not consuming! Indira